Berlitz: Sardinia Pocket Guide by APA Publications Limited

By APA Publications Limited

Berlitz Pocket consultant Sardinia combines authoritative narrative aspect with amazing color images that depicts the island's dramatic panorama. It offers viewers with every thing they should learn about the points of interest at the island, from the picturesque seashores to its amazing archaeological websites. useful maps at the conceal flaps aid viewers get around.To motivate you, the ebook deals a rundown of most sensible 10 points of interest, via an itinerary for an ideal Day at the Island, taking in breakfast at the ramparts at Bastioni Magellano, lunch one of the vineyards of Sorso, and a trip to the Fairy homes (Anghelu Ruju Necropolis). The What to Do bankruptcy is picture of how to spend your spare time, from nightlife and buying to sports.The e-book presents the entire crucial heritage details, together with a short historical past of the area and an consuming Out bankruptcy overlaying its mouth-watering delicacies. There are conscientiously selected listings of the easiest lodges and eating places and...

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There is also the attraction of boat trips to the Maddalena Archipelago and day cruises to the islands of Asinara, or Corsica 11km (7 miles) across the Straits of Bonifacio. In the northeast the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) was developed in the 1960s as a millionaires’ playground. This thin strip of coast hosts exclusive rustic-style hotels, ‘private’ beaches and luxury marinas. Further south, the east coast has stunning beaches, many of which are only accessible by boat from Cala Gonone. On the west of the island, Oristano's coast has no nearby international airport, so for the time being at least, remains unspoilt.

San Pietro's coast is best seen by boat. A typical half-day tour of the island takes in grottoes, cliff scenery and otherwise inaccessible beaches. There is no coastal road that does the full circuit of the island, though you can gain access to the main beaches, as well as Capo Sándalo in the west with its towering cliffs and rare falcons and the Punta delle Colonne in the south, named after the rock stacks that rise sheer from the crystalline waters. The mattanza Shoals of tuna swim through the waters between San Pietro, Sant’ Antióco and Portoscuso In early summer, en route to the Black Sea.

7th century BC Greek colonies founded. 6th century BC Carthaginians appropriate coastal regions. AD227 Sardinia becomes a Roman province. AD456 Sardinia annexed by the Vandals. Early 700s Arabs pillage the island, and seize control of part of it in 752. 9th century Documents record a ‘guidice’, a governing figure. 1016 Pisa captures Sardinia from the Muslims. 1323–6 The Aragonese take control of Sardinia, with papal backing. 1383–1404 Reign of Eleonora; she promulgates Carta di Logu (1392). 1479 Sardinia becomes a province of newly united Spain.

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